This was one of those weeks where we noticed that many of the projects that we have been working on for a while are starting to show some progress. We were even able finish a pallet wall that we started about a week ago. I cannot wait to hang some flower boxes off of it. I am thinking, herbs and greens. All. Over. It. Lord knows we have the water for it. I better take another look at that wall and make sure it can hold it all.
We spent Saturday afternoon in Indiana. We moved two more pavers and a bag of gravel down to the tipi and found two pallets to bring back to the city, which we used to finish our wall. After our last weekend spent in the rain, we are motivated to re-finish the floor in order to give the water some place to go, other than our bed. Our neighbor gave us these pavers a few months ago, and the thought of leveling the stones has felt a bit overwhelming. How do simple projects get so over complicated? We were able to level about 6 stones on Saturday and would have done more except we ran out of sand. It was so easy and it looks soooo good!
Since we got done so fast inside the tipi, Perriee was able to chop some wood and I got to weed around the tipi and around a few plants that made it through the summer (one lavender, a rosemary, and some irises). I happened upon a second lavendar in the process that I think might not make it! Maybe I will bring them some duck poo to tuck around it the next time we go to try to bring it back. I will keep you posted.
I just looked back at some pictures to see where we were in the development of our spot a year ago and there was definitely no time for weeding. We had just broken ground and figured out where he perimeter of the tipi would go. As you can see in the third picture, we found a touch of water. Foreshadowing? Yeah- I think so. Although there was a bit of a grade, we were sure we could shuffle the earth around to even it out. Maybe this is where I developed my aversion to leveling. We never quite got it. Although you will still slip down the hill, into the Hoosier cabinet if you sleep on that side of the tipi, you won’t mind. It is cozy. You sure can accomplish a lot in one year.
Have patience. Although we all know that life is so very short, we often feel as if we are living in slow motion. Keep moving forward, even in little bits at a time. Just don’t stop. One. Hour. A. Day. Look back in a week and see how much you finished.
Our pineapple kombucha is delicious and one of the ducks laid the cutest little egg I have ever seen. Life is good.